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Tallgrass Velvet Rooster - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

370 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 370
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 15
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is a Belgian Tripel that lives up to its name. Smooth and carefully crafted like a fine velvet painting, but with an 8.5% ABV this bird has some spurs! The beer pours a golden straw color with brilliant clarity. Topped with a lofty pure white head the beer has a wonderful floral nose, with subtle fruit notes. The taste is clean and crisp, with subtle fruit notes and a touch of candy like sweetness. The beer has a Champagne-like effervescent that provides a crisp offset to its sweet finish. While a pint glass is always nice, Velvet Rooster would also be at home in a tulip glass or Champagne flute.

(Beer added by: indiapaleale on 11-05-2011)
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cdkrenz

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

01-13-2013 01:47:23 | More by cdkrenz
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

pint can into Hardywood Park tulip. drink by 11/12/13.

A: a hazed orange/yellow hue. bright white head, very fluffy. retention is solid. a steady long lacing left behind.

S: apple juice. pears. mild pineapple. there is grain undertones beneath all this fruit, but definitely more on the fruity side of tripel's.

T: super fruity, sweetness is a plenty. similar to the nose there is a grain cereal flavor. the finish is phenolic and lingers for a bit.

M: a decent amount of carb. medium/full body.

D: a pretty solid sessionable tripel from an American brewery. wouldn't hate it if more American breweries could make tripel's like this one. tasty.

Serving type: can

01-09-2013 05:18:29 | More by Jimmys
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QuamLaetus

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-04-2013 19:13:26 | More by QuamLaetus
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Archimedes

Kansas

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-28-2012 15:11:55 | More by Archimedes
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Living816

Northwest Territories (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-26-2012 17:27:09 | More by Living816
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 16 oz. can sent by the Man who CAN, woodychandler, a few weeks ago. I'd spotted this beer on my Midwest trip around Labor Day and failed to grab one - thanks for havin' my back, Woody!

To start with, this is among the most appealing and eye-catching can designs I've seen - the two multi-color roosters seem to strut right off the label. A 'Belgian-Style Tripel' in a pint can? Nice!

A: Properly hazy golden pour with a magnificent head, nearly 2-fingers of rocky/fluffy whiteness. Lace doesn't stick as well as it could and there's a little suspended debris (on close inspection, but generally it's a solid/attractive tripel.

S: Nutty/bready/sweet/candied fruit aroma of a good tripel... it's got honey and apples and dates with plenty of sticky-bun malt. Surprisingly though, not *too* sweet - some grassy hops even out the sugary scents.

T: Fine fruit/malt sweetness - one that offers plenty of yeasty spice and a white grape and crisp apple sort of backing. Balancing backbone of darker/earthier spice, a touch of pepper but then a drawn-out sweet/spice finish.

M: Very smooth, rich, not overly carbonated. A little grainy starch gives a teeth-coating stickiness (meh... never really enjoy this, but it's 'to style'). Medium-full body, to be expected from a stronger beer like this.

O: As good a tripel as I've ever tried from a can (ok, so this is my first...) and a worthy example. If Tallgrass cans were available in our area, I'd seek these out; as such I'll look again next time I'm in the Midwest.

Serving type: can

12-26-2012 16:03:40 | More by msubulldog25
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Jonbw

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-19-2012 18:35:54 | More by Jonbw
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-16-2012 04:59:24 | More by FreshHawk
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Akrat


3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-07-2012 14:18:37 | More by Akrat
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acelin

Kansas

4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

What a superb beer. Poured from the awesome can into a tulip glass.

This is one of the clearest tripels I've ever seen. It's that perfect yellow color, but clearer, with a good head that leaves a thick lacing down the sides of the glass. Spot on for the style.

This beer smells like sweet wheat malt, hay, grape, peach, and spice. Not as strong as a Chimay or another authentic abbey beer.

The taste really shines. It's wonderful. It's quite sweet, very floral, and fruity - more grapes and peach. The spice finishes quite nicely, and isn't overpowering. Bravo!

Mouthfeel is perfect , out of a can even. Can't wait to try this on tap.

Serving type: can

12-06-2012 19:30:45 | More by acelin
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cosmic-ray

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

11-25-2012 00:43:10 | More by cosmic-ray
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Ejayz

Iowa

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-24-2012 06:27:52 | More by Ejayz
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taspence

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-18-2012 00:10:16 | More by taspence
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chocosushi

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

11-16-2012 02:40:25 | More by chocosushi
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sveil

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-15-2012 00:41:30 | More by sveil
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Pacioli1445

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-13-2012 01:04:09 | More by Pacioli1445
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-30-2012 19:31:06 | More by jklecko2
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dunix

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-29-2012 15:16:06 | More by dunix
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arc3636

Kansas

4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-26-2012 03:37:03 | More by arc3636
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Jparker37

Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can poured into a goblet.

A - Light gold with a slight haze to it. Medium sized white head is rocky and holds a tight cap. Small bit of lacing left.

S - Floral, which has a citrus undertone. I get a little bit of some grainy malt. Sweet, I foresee some candy sugar.

T - Husky base malt into a fruity/sugary sweetness. Little bit of some musty/earthy hops right before it finishes with a mellow alcohol warmth that "hides" it alright. After swirling the remaining beer and adding it, the extras yeast adds a nice sharper feel mid-palate.

M - Medium bodied, semi-sweet midway through but dries up nicely, medium carbonation.

O - Nice aroma profile but never really jumping out of my glass. Flavor was quite complex like a good tripel. Could have used a bit more carbonation and stayed a little lighter on my palate.

Serving type: can

10-26-2012 00:09:36 | More by Jparker37
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poodog

Kansas

4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-24-2012 14:21:45 | More by poodog
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d5001986

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-23-2012 03:18:07 | More by d5001986
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Chucker17

South Dakota

2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

10-12-2012 19:32:50 | More by Chucker17
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frogfan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-11-2012 21:10:54 | More by frogfan
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-05-2012 04:32:33 | More by duff247
Tallgrass Velvet Rooster from Tallgrass Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 370 ratings.